Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff arrives in Israel for official visit


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Gen. Joseph Dunford, the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Israel for an official visit.

Dunford landed Monday in Israel, where he will be the guest of his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen Gadi Eizenkot. It is Dunford’s third visit to Israel.

Along with Eizenkot, Dunford is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and additional military commanders to discuss cooperation between the two countries’ armies and mutual challenges, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Dunford will be greeted with an official military honor guard at the Kirya, the IDF’s headquarters in Tel Aviv. He is also scheduled to tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum.

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